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Biographical Sketch of Harman Stults (b. 1812)

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Biographical Sketch of Harman Stults (b. 1812)

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Stults Smith Decker Swihart
Harman Stults, an aged and honored resident of Huntington County, was the third son and fourth child of John H. and Catharine Ann (Smith) Stults, and was born in Belfast Township, Bedford Co., Penn., October 23, 1812. When he was yet a child less than four years old his father and mother moved to Ohio, and became early settlers of Stark County. There his boyhood and youth were spent assisting to clear and cultivate his father’s farm. In winter he attended school a portion of the time, but the advantages were poor, consequently his early education was quite limited. He continued to work upon the farm until he became of age, after which his attention was divided for a period of about ten years between the farm and the carpenter’s trade. He was married in Stark County, to Sarah Decker March 31, 1844. She was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1822, and was the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel (Swihart) Decker, both natives of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1850, Mr. and Mrs. Stults moved from Star County, Ohio, to Whitley County, this State, and located upon a tract of woods land in Cleveland Township. There Mr. Stults cleared up a farm which he continued to cultivate until in February, 1872, when he and wife moved to this county and located where they now reside in Clear Creek Township. They are the parents of eight children, as follows: Benjamin F., born May 31, 1845, at present a minister in the Lutheran Church, and stationed at Middlebury, Elkhart County; Maria C., born November 25, 1846; Athalia, born July 7, 1849; Jeremiah H., born July 22, 1851; Lorena, born May 17, 1854, died June 5, 1854; Sarah E., born June 7, 1857; Samantha A., born November 17, 1860, and Emma M., born February 20, 1863. Mr. and Mrs. Stultz are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jeremiah H. Stultz is a carpenter in the City of Huntington. The father of Mrs. Stultz, Benjamin Decker, now lives in Stark County, Ohio, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.

History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Clear Creek Township, p. 596/7.

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